Derek Jeter’s nightmarish season is officially over as the Yankees once again placed the 39-year-old shortstop on the Disabled List for the 3rd time this season. He will not be apart of the post-season roster if the Yankees make it.
The team hinted that this move was going to happen after trading for Mariners shortstop Brendan Ryan earlier today. Ryan is widely viewed as one of the best defensive shortstops in the game, but a below average offensive player.
Jeter was removed from Saturday’s game against the Red Sox with ankle soreness in the same ankle which he fractured during last year’s playoffs.
In 17 games this season, Jeter was hitting .190 with 1 home run and 7 RBIs. He was never really able to get into a good rhythm since he was consistently dealing with ankle problems.
The loss of Jeter hurts, but isn’t a killer. He hasn’t been all that productive this season and losing him the rest of the way won’t have a major impact like it did last season when he was fully healthy and playing well.
If you think Saturday was the last time Derek Jeter saw a baseball field, think again. Jeter believes that with a full off-season to recover, he will be all ready to go come opening day in 2014.
For now, Jeter will be putting on his palm palms doing everything he can to help the Yankees reach the post-season for the 18th time in the last 19 seasons.